My heart was bursting with joy, because for many years I didn’t know if such conversations could ever take place.
Then at one point he leaned forward in his chair and said, “I think I’m different from other autistics because I want to be a normal man and have a wife and family.” I tried not to let my face show too much emotion, but lately my son has been causing me to tear up a lot. Yes, your autism makes you different and makes some things more difficult to achieve, but don’t ever think that you can’t be a normal man if you don’t have a wife and family.
“What if they ask me out on a date, but they’re just trying to trick me? It had just arrived from Amazon mere days before, and I had been waiting for the perfect opportunity to tell Nigel about it. But of course, we autism parents do that all the time, especially when our kids .
I'd love to hear from any of you in my situation (or who have experience with friends in this situation).
I love my kid, but autism is a scary word to most people, until they've met someone like my David.
He's a fact of life and a part of my life and I wouldn't trade him, or his sister for the world. But I'm going to be dating a lot more soon (well, hopefully I am...) and I don't really know whether I should talk about my disabled kid or just talk about my kid and mention his disability at a later time.
Oh, please, don't for one minute think he's my dilemma, because he's not.
What you do with your life, you will always be a normal man.
In fact, better than normal.” I got up, walked over to him, and gave him a hug, which he stiffly accepted (the usual for him).He left then, book in hand, and I couldn’t help but cry.I always think about my son’s future and how different things will be for him.This can give you a chance to do things that restore your own health and that you enjoy, so that you come back home ready to help.Sometimes, as a mom blogger, I get the feeling that my kids somehow tap into the wavelength of a post I’ve written – before I even post it.And then they come to me and totally disprove whatever I’ve written about them.